I’m sixteen now, and used to walk home from school every evening in the city that never sleeps. As I walked, I noticed a man behind me. I picked up my pace, hoping he would fall behind, but he didn’t. I was almost home but I walked straight past my apartment building. I didn’t want him to know where I lived.

I circled the block, looking behind me periodically. He was still tailing me. I made left turn after left turn, circling the block five times in total before he finally realized that we were at the same spot we once started, just fifteen minutes later. He stopped, looking confused before embarrassment spread across his face. Needless to say, he took off in the opposite direction.

Ladies, if you ever think you’re being followed, circle the block a couple times and wait to see wow long it takes for him to notice 🙂